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post #11 of 42
Our rule is pretty much if you have a costume you get candy. I can't stand the kids who just show up with a pillowcase and no costume no matter what the age.

I have to tell about one of the older "kids" we had last year, though. He had an awesome costume and he was probably about 14 or 15. My then 6 year old started talking to him about candy and he asked my son what his favorite kind was. He said Skittles, so then the kid dug through his bag and pulled out about 5 bags of Skittles and gave them to my son. I wish I had known his mom (we don't know a lot of the older kids in the neighborhood) so I could tell her what a great kid she has. He really made my son's night.
post #12 of 42
We don't get any trick-or-treaters I bought candy and waited for 5 years and we never get any kids. I decided that I will go with my kids instead of handing out candy. We live on a rural road. Getting to the point, I think they should be able to go as long as they are not being disruptive or rude.
post #13 of 42
Tanya you crack me up!!

However, I only have a problem when they come back for seconds. The first time around is ok as long as they are nice.

My kids still trick or treat. I agree with aliadam, I think they like going out with their friends....as long as they don't cause trouble!

post #14 of 42
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Originally Posted by mew5c View Post

Our rule is pretty much if you have a costume you get candy. I can't stand the kids who just show up with a pillowcase and no costume no matter what the age.

I have to tell about one of the older "kids" we had last year, though. He had an awesome costume and he was probably about 14 or 15. My then 6 year old started talking to him about candy and he asked my son what his favorite kind was. He said Skittles, so then the kid dug through his bag and pulled out about 5 bags of Skittles and gave them to my son. I wish I had known his mom (we don't know a lot of the older kids in the neighborhood) so I could tell her what a great kid she has. He really made my son's night.

What a sweet kid! I agree, I hate the ones that come dressed in regular clothes and expect to get candy. When I was little, we could go up until we were 13. I will probably do the same with my kids. HOwever, sometimes I wish that I could still go trick-or-treating.
post #15 of 42
I think 12-13 is a good cut off year. I remember my friend and I dressed up in the little town I grew up in and we were probably 13 or 14. It was just a spur of the moment thing..we didn't have it planned..just was getting ready to hand candy out and got the idea to dress like ragedy ann and andy.. The neighborhood people thought it was cute.. but then again, we went to the people that we knew, so it wasn't bad.
post #16 of 42
I don't mind. It's not the age that bothers me but the behavior at any age. Whether they are 6 or 16, I expect them to nicely walk to my door, say trick or treat in a respectable manner, wait their turn patiently and be careful with others around them, thank me for the treats, and leave nicely. If they are mouthy, rude, obnoxious, pushy, or otherwise jerky, I get frustrated.

My bigger peeve is kids who run around without any sort of costume on and no adults with them. The least they could do is use some of mom's make-up to make some costume face and pull something out of their closet to show creativity.
post #17 of 42
I wouldn't mind it. If they were rude I'd probably throw candy at them and ask if they liked that better. Ok, maybe not, but wouldn't it be funny?
post #18 of 42
As long as they are polite, I don't mind. It's so hard growing up, not really knowing cutoffs and your role. Some are embarrassed anyway, it seems. I wouldn't force my kid to stop, really, but would, instead, start having Halloween parties of my own, and let them have fun.
post #19 of 42
I don't mind giving candy to any kid. I do make it a point to give the little kids more than the big kids. Its all still magical when you're a kid. Last year we had teenagers come to the door who were smoking. needless to say, they did not recieve any candy at all from the Powell's. i think if you're still in elementary school or younger its ok.
post #20 of 42
It is only the rudeness, the lack of a costume, and the coming back for seconds that bother me more than the age. I don't like it when younger kids do that either. . .
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